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Lisa Nielsen of Cumberland encountered this cougar at the south end of Buttle Lake after a backcountry camping trip to Bedwell Lake, Big Interior Mountain and Septimus Mountain in Strathcona Park with her boyfriend Caleb Overbye. Photo by Lisa Nielsen
Lisa Nielsen of Cumberland encountered this cougar at the south end of Buttle Lake after a backcountry camping trip to Bedwell Lake, Big Interior Mountain and Septimus Mountain in Strathcona Park with her boyfriend Caleb Overbye. Photo by Lisa Nielsen
Volunteer performers will be featured in a series of videos for LMS’s Kids Pirate Event (Dean Richards photo)

LMS hosts virtual Kids’ Pirate Event in late August

Kids’ Pirate Event will feature five days of online content

Volunteer performers will be featured in a series of videos for LMS’s Kids Pirate Event (Dean Richards photo)
Vicky Gautreau smiles behind the counter of Mr. Popper’s Sweet Shoppe (Cole Schisler photo)

Ladysmith a little less sweet with closure of Mr. Poppers Sweet Shoppe

Mr. Popper’s Sweet Shoppe is closing after 14-years in business

Vicky Gautreau smiles behind the counter of Mr. Popper’s Sweet Shoppe (Cole Schisler photo)
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What would you do if you missed out on $1-million dollars?
Canadian Tire replaces stolen toys for Salvation Army
Ask Santa
Meet B.C.'s oldest lawyer
Bob Burgess in his natural habitat (Submitted photo)
Bob Burgess in his natural habitat (Submitted photo)
B.C. Ferries is still providing ferry service between Tsawwassen and Victoria, 60 years later. (File - Black Press Media)

QUIZ: A summer’s day on the water

How much do you know about boats and other watercraft?

B.C. Ferries is still providing ferry service between Tsawwassen and Victoria, 60 years later. (File - Black Press Media)
Victoria Humane Society is rallying to save Elliott, a six-week-old golden retriever battling severe pneumonia. (Victoria Human Society Facebook photo)

Victoria Humane Society rallies to save sick golden retriever puppy surrendered in Nanaimo

Six-week-old Elliott battles severe pneumonia

  • Jul 25, 2020
Victoria Humane Society is rallying to save Elliott, a six-week-old golden retriever battling severe pneumonia. (Victoria Human Society Facebook photo)
WFP Saltair Sawmill manager, Mark Buckley presented LRCA Executive Director, Marsh Stevens, and Food Security Coordinator, Paula Masyk with the $10,000 cheque (Cole Schisler photo)

Western Forest Products donates $10,000 to LRCA Food Bank

The LRCA was one of 13 food banks to receive a donation from WFP

WFP Saltair Sawmill manager, Mark Buckley presented LRCA Executive Director, Marsh Stevens, and Food Security Coordinator, Paula Masyk with the $10,000 cheque (Cole Schisler photo)
Prince George, heir to the British throne, is puctured in this file photo dated Saturday, June 17, 2017, members of the British royal family. How much do you know about Prince George, other princes and other people named George? (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, FILE)

QUIZ: In honour of Prince George

The heir to the British throne celebrates his birthday on July 22

Prince George, heir to the British throne, is puctured in this file photo dated Saturday, June 17, 2017, members of the British royal family. How much do you know about Prince George, other princes and other people named George? (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, FILE)
This year’s Monsoon Festival will still feature workshops but from the comfort of participants’ homes as the festival turns digital for 2020. (South Asian Arts Society)

Monsoon Festival of Performing Arts turns digital for fifth anniversary

The festival celebrates South Asian artists and performers

This year’s Monsoon Festival will still feature workshops but from the comfort of participants’ homes as the festival turns digital for 2020. (South Asian Arts Society)
Pastor Darin Phillips stands on stage at the Oceanview Community Church (Cole Schisler photo)

Oceanview Community Church adapts to online service during COVID-19 pandemic

Pastor Darin Phillips says Oceanview has been forced to ‘step up’ their online presence

Pastor Darin Phillips stands on stage at the Oceanview Community Church (Cole Schisler photo)
Madam Vice President of the Ladysmith Fraternal Order of Eagles Auxiliary #2101, Debby Baker (Submitted photo)

Debby Baker walks the distance to the Dalles, Oregon in ‘virtual walk’ fundraiser

The walk will raise funds for Parkinson’s, musuclar dystrophy, Alzhemier’s and the Golden Eagle Fund

Madam Vice President of the Ladysmith Fraternal Order of Eagles Auxiliary #2101, Debby Baker (Submitted photo)
Old cars are on display at the Hackberry General Store in Arizona. The general store is along a famous highway. Do you know the name of this highway? (John Arendt - Black Press)

QUIZ: Are you ready for a summer road trip?

How much do you really know about roads, motor vehicles and car culture? Take this quiz to find out.

Old cars are on display at the Hackberry General Store in Arizona. The general store is along a famous highway. Do you know the name of this highway? (John Arendt - Black Press)
A ‘welcome home’ signboard on a trail near the site of the gathering. (Photo by Binny Paul/Campbell River Mirror)

Inside the undefined world of a Rainbow Family gathering in B.C.

Celebrations are underway to mark the annual gathering of the controversial Rainbow Family of Living Light

A ‘welcome home’ signboard on a trail near the site of the gathering. (Photo by Binny Paul/Campbell River Mirror)
96-year-old woman scales B.C. butte with help of family, friends

96-year-old woman scales B.C. butte with help of family, friends

‘I did as I was told and I enjoyed every minute of it’

96-year-old woman scales B.C. butte with help of family, friends
Dogs have been companions of people for a long time. How much do you know about dogs? (Black Press file photo)

QUIZ: A celebration of dogs

These are the dog days of summer. How much do you know about dogs?

Dogs have been companions of people for a long time. How much do you know about dogs? (Black Press file photo)
The intersection of Main Street and Roberts Street – named after Field Marshal Lord Frederick Roberts – is one of the busiest in downtown Ladysmith (Cole Schisler photo)

What’s in a name? Ladysmith’s historical streets re-examined

Several streets in downtown Ladysmith are named after generals that served in the Boer War

The intersection of Main Street and Roberts Street – named after Field Marshal Lord Frederick Roberts – is one of the busiest in downtown Ladysmith (Cole Schisler photo)
The Sonic the Hedgehog display was created to honour Ladysmith’s hospital heroes by Jackie Bates, Ricky Bates, and Mark Turner. Knuckles was stolen between 11:00am - 12:00pm (Submitted photo)                                Knuckles was stolen between 11:00am - 12:00pm from the Sonic display outside the Ladysmith Community Health Centre (Submitted photo)

UPDATE: Knuckles has been returned to LCHC display

Knuckles was stolen between 11:00am - 12:00pm on July 1

The Sonic the Hedgehog display was created to honour Ladysmith’s hospital heroes by Jackie Bates, Ricky Bates, and Mark Turner. Knuckles was stolen between 11:00am - 12:00pm (Submitted photo)                                Knuckles was stolen between 11:00am - 12:00pm from the Sonic display outside the Ladysmith Community Health Centre (Submitted photo)
The cover of John Anderson’s memoir: Of Times and Tides (Submitted photo)

Retired Ladysmith master mariner publishes memoir of a life at sea

John Anderson’s book: Of Times and Tides is a vivid memoir of decades in the shipping industry

The cover of John Anderson’s memoir: Of Times and Tides (Submitted photo)
Junior (left) and Bill Henderson have a conversation in the carving studio. (Photo by Binny Paul/Campbell River Mirror)
Junior (left) and Bill Henderson have a conversation in the carving studio. (Photo by Binny Paul/Campbell River Mirror)
BBQ winner Janie Dyson stands next to her prize with Island Savings Branch Manager, Kirsten Waller, and 49th Parallel Store Manager, Paul McGregor (Submitted photo)

49th Parallel and Island Savings team up to raise $40,000 for local food banks

920 food bank bags were delivered to food banks in Ladysmith, Chemainus, Duncan, and Cedar

BBQ winner Janie Dyson stands next to her prize with Island Savings Branch Manager, Kirsten Waller, and 49th Parallel Store Manager, Paul McGregor (Submitted photo)